Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Preserving Your Data With Safety in Mind

Since 1979, we have helped companies of all sizes backup and recover hundreds of petabytes of storage. We understand how important backup and recovery is to a company. We also understand that, thanks to rapid changes in the rate of storage growth, virtualization, cloud and regulatory compliance requirements, your company needs a robust data backup and recovery strategy that meets your individual requirements, is cost effective and works.

Our three-step methodology to designing a comprehensive data backup and recovery strategy is simple but very effective.

Step 1: Discovery

Through in-depth interviews, workshops and automated discovery tools, we discover your current goals and activity. In order to uncover exactly how our strategy will work for you, we ask questions such as:

  • Can you meet your data recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO)?
  • Are you about to grow above your current media capacity?
  • Is virtualization affecting your data backup practices?
  • Are you getting the most out of your current backup investments?
  • How are your data backup administrators handling the existing workload? What about tomorrow’s workload?
  • Are your business units happy with the data backup and recovery services?
  • What are your documented SLAs and are we attaining them?
  • Do we understand the regulatory compliance requirements?
  • Are there performance limitations, capacity constraints and or bottlenecks in your technology capabilities?
  • Are there documented operational goals such as recoverability run books, processes and procedures?

Step 2: Analysis

Our backup and recovery engineers analyze your current state, requirements and forecast future needs. Some of the things we analyze are your:

  • Virtualization goals
  • Data types
  • Growth projections and requirements
  • Reporting capabilities
  • Compliance requirements
  • Current environment
  • Current SLA performance
  • New technologies such as deduplication, tiered recovery and cloud-based service
  • Technology evaluation such as scalability, reliability and price to performance
  • Operational processes, including documentation, skillset and work capacity

Step 3: Recommendations

Based our discovery and analysis, we will deliver a go-forward plan that will include:

  • Business alignment, including agreed upon SLAs, Regulatory requirements, protection aligned to business budgets
  • Technology recommendations such as  upgrade, replace and future directions
  • Operational changes around documentation, training and staffing, and testing restores

Our backup and recovery solutions will be matched to your business requirements with IT delivery capabilities. Our strategy will benefit you by delivering improved ability to recover from data loss, reduce the amount of data that is lost and ensure that your key critical business data is both identified and recoverable.

Champion Solutions Group has over 35 years of expertise in delivering customized information technology solutions across all platforms for midsized to large organizations. Our people want to work with your people. For more information, visit or contact us at 800-771-7000 to learn how our proven methodology can help your organization increase productivity, reduce costs and mitigate risks.

Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.


Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.


Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!


As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.


He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.


Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.


Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.


In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.


Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.